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1965 NBA Finals
Team Coach Wins
Boston Celtics Red Auerbach '
Los Angeles Lakers Fred Schaus
Television: ABC (U.S.)
Announcers: Chris Schenkel and Bob Cousy
Radio network: KNX
Announcers: Chick Hearn
Eastern Finals: Boston defeats Philadelphia
Western Finals: Los Angeles defeats Baltimore
 < 1964 NBA Finals 1966 > 

The 1965 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 1964-65 National Basketball Association season, and was the conclusion of the 1965 NBA Playoffs. The best-of-seven series was played between the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers and the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics. This was the Celtics' 9th straight trip to the championship series, and they won the series over the Lakers, 4-1.


Series summary

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 April 18 Boston 142-110 Los Angeles
Game 2 April 19 Boston 129-123 Los Angeles
Game 3 April 21 Los Angeles 126-105 Boston
Game 4 April 23 Los Angeles 99-112 Boston
Game 5 April 25 Boston 129-96 Los Angeles

Celtics win series 4-1


Game 4

Boston beat the Lakers 112 to 99. In the closing minutes of the game, ABC cut away to a previously scheduled program. This event was likened to NBC cutting away from the World Series with the home team ahead 10 runs in the ninth inning.

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